Paneer Potato cutlets or tikki is a well known Indian starter, and is something which is easy to make, delicious and mass pleaser. Normally, it popular in north of India, however owing to its popularity, its finding its place in people’s heart across India and rest of the world. A massive majority of people love paneer. Usually paneer cutlets are made primarily with paneer only. However, here I have infused potatoes to add carbs along with paneer (protein). My recipe here is with the focus of people who observe fast (Hindu fast, such as during Navratri, Shivratri, etc). I will also explain, how you can make it so that it is not only specific to fasting days.Continue reading “Paneer Potato Cutlet Recipe – Paneer Aloo Tikki”
Sabudana Kheer Recipe – Coming from a Hindu family, fasting during Hindu festivals is one common thing from me. Talking of fasting, hindu fasts (also called vrat / upvas) is not about not eating at all. Hindu fasts suggests that there are few things which can be consumed, especially when opening the fast. Sabudana kheer or Tapioca seeds pudding is one such thing which is commonly eaten during Hindu fast. This is a creamy pudding made from sabudana.Continue reading “Sabudana Kheer Recipe – Sago Pudding”
Makhana, also called lotus seeds or fox nuts, is grown in the stagnant water of wetlands, tanks, ponds lakes and ditches. Popular as an ingredient for fasting food, it has immense health benefits too. It is a great snack and at any day roasted makhana will beat popcorn as substitute.Continue reading “Roasted Makhana – Foxnut / Lotus Seeds Recipe”
Most of us relate Sabudana (Sago) to fasting (vrat or upwaas in hindi) food. Of course it is largely enjoyed by many who observe fast, but it also acts as a great evening snack (visualise enjoying it in rainy season with hot cup of tea), and surely kids love it too (tip: try giving this as packed lunch for kids). Here is the recipe for Sabudana Vada (साबूदाना वड़ा) with step by step photos. You may also try Sabudana Kheer and Sabudana Khichdi if you like Sabudana (or observing fast)
Potato is widely eaten food across the globe. For someone who is fasting Potato offers good Carohydrates, and Potassiam. I am firm believer that one who is fasting does not need to eat boring usual Potato stuff, rather I like offering delicious food. Though I made this Potato Halwa (आलू हलवा / Aalo Halwa) during fast, by all means one can eat anytime, and must not restrict to fasting season.
Aaloo ka halwa or potato pudding is a dessert mostly eaten in fasts and hails from Marwari cuisine. This is really an easy to make sweet dish which one can make in jiffy with minimum ingredients from pantry.
Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 10-15 minutes
Serving : 4-5
Amaranth (commonly known as chaulai) flour Patty or Tikki is something, which you can make on those fasting days when you are in no mood for extended cooking. These can be made in jiffy and can easily satiate your taste buds.
Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Serving: 3-4
Sabudana khichdi Recipe(साबूदाना खिचड़ी) or sago khichdi is also a food which is mainly eaten on fasting days, and is hugely popular in northern part of India. Having said that nothing stops one to have this as snack on any day. One may call this as sabudana pilaf too. This khichdi / pilaf made from small sago pearls is part of quintessential cuisine if we speak of Navratri food items.Continue reading “Sabudana Khichdi Recipe”
Singhara barfi recipe – Singhara barfi or water chestnut fudge is speciality of navratri food. This vrat special barfi is made from singhara flour. The unique loopy flavour of this barfi is delicious and one to look forward to when fasting on a hindu fast.Continue reading “Singhara Barfi Recipe – Vrat Special Singhada Recipe”